Dick Clark

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark Full Name: Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark]

United States of America

Profession: Radio and Television Personality
Why Famous: Best known for hosting "American Bandstand" from 1957 to 1987. Also hosted the game show "Pyramid" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations", and was well known for his trademark sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark. So long!", accompanied with a military salute.

Born: November 30, 1929
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: April 18, 2012 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1977-07-07 "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

Historical Events in the Life of Dick Clark

  • 1952-10-07 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
  • 1956-07-09 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

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